Coach Pete Shock

by Mike Magers

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Pete Shock is one of seven 2014 inductees to New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame.  He was a native of Cliff in Grant County and graduated from Cliff High School in 1968.  He was a three sport athlete, playing basketball, track and baseball and came from a coaching family.  At Cliff, he played for his father, Dale Shock, a noted basketball coach who won over 400 games as head coach at Cliff from 1935-1970.  Pete was named to the 1968 All-State Team in basketball and the South All-Star Team.

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George Young

by Mike Magers

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George Young, was born in Roswell and graduated from Western High School in Silver City, and then went on to have a record-breaking career at the University of Arizona.  Western High School was the former location of Silver High School.  The 1939 structure is no longer there, but is now the location of a residence hall of Western New Mexico University.

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Coach Vicente Francisco “Rocky” Arroyo

by Mike Magers

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Rocky Arroyo was born in 1925 to Mexican immigrant parents then living in El Paso, Texas.  He was an exceptional student, and skipping grades allowed him to enter El Paso High School at the age of 12.  There he continued to excel with his academic and athletic skills.  He played on the Texas state championship team that defeated Abilene High for the title.  He graduated from El Paso High at age 16 and first attended the Texas School of Mines and Metallurgy, now known as University of Texas at El Paso, for one summer before transferring to University of New Mexico.

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New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame

by Mike Magers

The New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame, formerly known as the Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame, inducted 7 individuals into its 2014 class, including Vicente Francisco “Rocky” Arroyo, Trent Dimas, Ralph Neely, Pete Shock, Bill Bridges, George Young and the late Ralph Kiner. In the coming weeks, we will profile those who have not yet been already been discussed here in the blog.

The 2015 New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for March 1, 2015 at Sandia Resort & Casino. Tickets for the banquet may be purchased through the NMSHOF website.